In­vic­tus Hanover Cap­tures Red Shores fea­ture

New Brunswick horse Ram­blinglily hits ca­reer milestone

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS - Com­piled by Ni­cholas Oakes for Red Shores

Canadian har­ness rac­ing rang in 250 years of live rac­ing on the week­end and Ja­son Hughes had lots to cel­e­brate about Sun­day af­ter­noon Red Shores Race­track and Casino at the Char­lot­te­town Driv­ing Park.

“The Blue Knight” had a driv­ing triple on the pro­gram, in­clud­ing a pre­ferred vic­tory aboard In­vic­tus Hanover in a down the road score of 1:55.2 for own­ers Foxy­hall Rac­ing of Wal­lace, N.S. For­ever Par­adise took a two-hole ride to fin­ish sec­ond with Adam Merner at the lines while Per­fect Es­cape (Gilles Bar­rieau) was third in the $2,400 race.

Hughes’ other win­ners came with Pic­to­nian Spartan in 1:59.1 for trainer Danny MacDon­ald and aboard Lib­er­tys Choice from his own sta­ble in 2:01.1.

Mike McGuigan kicked off the ca­reers of a pair of promis­ing young­sters from his own sta­ble on the right note scor­ing maiden break­ing vic­to­ries for both. Two-year-old pac­ing filly R Es Sh­abla was a 2:02 win­ner for owner Lloyd Parsons of Car­manville, N.L., while two-yearold pac­ing colt Week­end At Nan­nies had a maiden break­ing score of 2:00.4 for owner Glen Dunn of Sum­merville.

Bar­rieau scored two wins on the 12-dash pro­gram, win­ning with Jd Cyril in a maiden break­ing score of 2:00.4 for trainer Kevin MacLean and Clic K in 1:57.4 for trainer Jackie Mathe­son.

Wal­ter Chev­erie also en­joyed a driv­ing dou­bles on the pro­gram hon­our­ing a num­ber of long­time ded­i­cated in­di­vid­u­als to Is­land rac­ing. Chev­erie’s first win came with The Big Bite in 1:57.3 for trainer Jackie Mathe­son, then came back later in the card to win the $2,250 Open Mares pace with Ram­blinglily. Ram­blinglily had win num­ber 50 of her ca­reer for co-owner and trainer Allan Jones Riverview, N.B., and co-owner Nor­mand Leger of She­diac, N.B. The ca­reer milestone for the sev­enyear-old daugh­ter of Ar­tic­u­la­tor is made even more im­pres­sive by the fact her $156,204 in life­time earn­ings were gar­nered while never leav­ing the Mar­itimes while com­pos­ing a record of 83 top three fin­ishes from just 93 ca­reer starts.

Live rac­ing con­tin­ues at Red Shores Char­lot­te­town on Thurs­day at 6:30 p.m.


Ja­son Hughes recorded five driv­ing wins dur­ing the an­nual Canada Day har­ness rac­ing card at Red Shores at Sum­mer­side Race­way.

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